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Words to live by

Thursday, November 08, 2012

As I've aged, I've become kinder to myself, and less critical of myself.
I've become my own friend.

I have seen too many dear friends leave this world, too soon; before they
understood the great freedom that comes with aging.

Whose business is it, if I choose to read, or play, on the computer, until
4 AM, or sleep until noon? I will dance with myself to those wonderful
tunes of the 50, 60 &70's, and if I, at the same time, wish to weep over a
lost love, I will.

I will walk the beach, in a swim suit that is stretched over a bulging
body, and will dive into the waves, with abandon, if I choose to, despite the
pitying glances from the jet set. They, too, will get old.

I know I am sometimes forgetful. But there again, some of life is just as
well forgotten. And, I eventually remember the important things.

Sure, over the years, my heart has been broken.. How can your heart not
break, when you lose a loved one, or when a child suffers, or even when
somebody's beloved pet gets hit by a car? But, broken hearts are what give us
strength, and understanding, and compassion. A heart never broken, is
pristine, and sterile, and will never know the joy of being imperfect.

I am so blessed to have lived long enough to have my hair turning gray,
and to have my youthful laughs be forever etched into deep grooves on my
face. So many have never laughed, and so many have died before their hair
could turn silver.

As you get older, it is easier to be positive. You care less about what
other people think. I don't question myself anymore. I've even earned the
right to be wrong.

So, to answer your question, I like being old. It has set me free. I like
the person I have become. I am not going to live forever, but while I am
still here, I will not waste time lamenting what could have been, or worrying
about what will be. And I shall eat dessert every single day (if I feel
like it).


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PCOH051610 11/12/2012 8:14AM

    Very true! My grandmother lived until she was 99 and she said she loved everything about getting old except being treated like she was old.

My mom lives in an old age home (despite only being 73) and she says she is amazed by the number of seniors who eat their dessert first emoticon and then pick at their meals. My mother is far too rigid to do that but my grandmother would have! Ha!

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ROX525 11/11/2012 8:31AM

    Have always loved this one.

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WENDYJM4 11/9/2012 6:19PM

    great one, I like being old also.

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ALEXSGIRL1 11/8/2012 7:20PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon a great positive blog love it.

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GOPINTOS 11/8/2012 5:43PM

    Thanks for sharing!


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KOKITTY 11/8/2012 2:44PM

    Wonderful words to share, thank you so much!

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GOULDSGRANITE 11/8/2012 2:12PM

    Nice - I prefer well aged, but there goes my vanity!!! Thank you for the wonderful post. emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/8/2012 10:24AM

    I love this too. It's exactly how I feel.

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PHATPAT18 11/8/2012 7:26AM

    I just loved your post.

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SHEILA1505 11/8/2012 2:56AM

    That's lovely
Glad that you've finally friended me, too :)

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ECONLADY 11/8/2012 2:19AM


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KICK-SS 11/8/2012 1:20AM

    Truer words have not been spoken. This is similar to a blog I posted a few weeks ago (When I get old I will ---).

Good words! We never know when it will be too late.

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